Remember a little while ago when I wrote about a door order I won mainly because my competitors thought the client was joking about the spec he wanted for the door? No? Didn’t think so! Click this link the refresh your memory: https://www.doubleglazingblogger.com/2013/10/i-thought-you-were-joking/
Anyway, we have since fitted the product and this is the final result:
What do we think? I think it looks quite good in the end! I was a bit unsure at first as I’ve not sold a door like this before. But as with most things, final judgement needed to be made once it was fitted, but I quite like it.
The brushed aluminium hardware sets off the red colour very well, and the custom sandblasted number and house name gives the door a unique feature. The customer was pleased in the end too. Another unique door to add to our growing collection, and not a bad result given that the other company didn’t think he actually wanted this door in the first place!
All comments welcome in the section below.
I think he was joking , and I think you are joking , that looks hideous , I would not be particularly impressed at advertising that as my work and it certainly wouldnt get in a brochure. Just because people can afford to choose it doesnt mean they have taste :)
It’s not a question of if you like it, it’s weather the customer likes it. It’s their home and their money and a front door is supposed to be unique, something that shows of the character of the home as well as its owners. Would I have it on my home, no, do I like it… actually I kind of do. If only more installation companies had the balls to listen to their customers and do what they’re asked the world would be a more colourful place.
I did respond to the question DGB asked Micheal , what did I think ;) I would absolutely sell a customer what he specifies , to a degree. We have done loads of jobs that we thought would look terrible and did , and some that we thought would terrible and actually looked superb . Having said that , the door style here would suit a 1950’s works canteen kitchen entrance/exit door , but probably best if it was a pale green colour ;) I do draw the line at red though , Red is not a colour stable pigment… Read more »
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Hello Mr Door
Thanks for your valuable input to the site, and for putting your thoughts across so eloquently. I hope you’ll continue to contribute to the site in the future.
It is after all what the customer wants, I think the door looks good. We recently did a red composite in a black frame, looks very good!